On the relationship between absolute prudence and absolute risk aversion
AbstractThis paper shows how, under a few standard assumptions on the utility function, the monotonicity of absolute risk aversion (ARA) and of absolute prudence (AP) are connected. We get some general Propositions on the behaviour of the two functions regarding the positions and the number of their critical points. We also examine some cases where the shape of ap allows to completely determine that of ARA.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, Parma University (Italy) in its series Economics Department Working Papers with number 2003-EP04.
Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 2003
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absolute risk aversion; absolute prudence; precautionary saving;
Other versions of this item:
- Mario Maggi & Umberto Magnani & Mario Menegatti, 2006. "On the relationship between absolute prudence and absolute risk aversion," Decisions in Economics and Finance, Springer, vol. 29(2), pages 155-160, November.
- D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
- D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
- E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
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- NEP-ALL-2004-11-30 (All new papers)
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